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Insulated concrete forms

Insulated concrete forms in the ground

An insulated concrete form (ICF) system eliminates the cold drafts typical of wood-frame construction.

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Air quality and ventilation in new homes

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New, energy-efficient homes need new solutions to circulate and ventilate the air inside the home.

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Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that provides simple, sturdy homes. Learn how energy efficiency is a key factor in building these homes.

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Building an energy-smart house

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Hear from real homeowners and builders who made energy efficiency a priority.

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Talk to your utilities

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Before you break ground on a new house, give your utility companies a call. They can help you avoid unnecessary expenses and construction delays.

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Trombe wall

Trombe wall on the interior of a home

Using the sun's stored energy to heat your home reduces your conventional energy consumption.

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Roof and attic

Trusses in an attic

Your roof and attic play the most crucial role in your home's energy efficiency system, reducing your energy costs during the winter and summer.

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Framing options

Man installing steel framing

You have energy efficient and sustainable options when it comes to framing your new home.

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Structural insulated panels

Cross section of a structural insulated panel

Structural insulated panels, also called SIPs, foam-core panels or stress-skin panels, are significantly more airtight than stud walls.

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